Today in History: July 19
What Happened This Day In History.
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.
Today in History
|1525||The Catholic princes of Germany form the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.|
|1545||King Henry VIII of England watches his flagship, Mary Rose, capsize as it leaves to battle the French.|
|1788||Prices plunge on the Paris stock market.|
|1799||The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt.|
|1848||The first Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Seneca Falls, N.Y, organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.|
|1870||France declares war on Prussia.|
|1942||German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their positions along the Atlantic coast of the United States in response to the effective American convoy system.
The name for the naval campaign—”Battle of the Atlantic”—was coined by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in February 1941. [From MHQ—The Quarterly Journal of Military History]
|1943||More than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attack Rome for the first time.|
|1975||Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts dock in orbit.|
|Born on July 19|
|1814||Samuel Colt, gunmaker, inventor of the first practical revolver.|
|1834||Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter.|
|1860||Lizzie Borden, teacher, famous murder suspect.|
|1865||Charles Mayo, American surgeon, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.|
|1893||Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet.|
|1896||A.J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom).|
|1905||Edgar Snow, journalist.|
|1922||George McGovern, U.S. senator and presidential candidate.|